What is Freestyle Judo?

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Prof. Ferraro (middle) with students after class. The attire they are wearing is considered “no-gi”.

Earthbound Freestyle Judo is a no-gi, no-uniform Judo program for beginners and experienced athletes alike. It’s Judo “without a jacket”. Students will learn a complete curriculum of no-gi Judo throws and grappling techniques that are universally applicable to Judo, BJJ, and MMA competition, as well as street self-defense.

Classes are for male and female adults, and teenagers ages 16 and up.

The Freestyle Judo movement is larger than our program, though. It encompasses a variety of schools that train both with the gi and without it. For more information on Freestyle Judo, please visit the International Freestyle Judo Alliance website. Earthbound Freestyle Judo are proud supporters of the IFJA and AAU Judo.

In addition, we are proud to be affiliated with the Hoteikan System, a system of martial arts that has been covering the three dimensions of combat self-defense for decades: Striking, Takedowns, and Mat Grappling (groundwork).